Preserved Projects

Film Archive

To date, the Academy’s active preservation program has preserved over 1,100 films. This list is updated on a quarterly basis. Download the full excel sheet.

In 2007, the Academy began embarking on a comprehensive project to digitize and conserve thousands of videotape elements in the Archive’s collection. Download the list of videotapes that have been digitized and conserved.

BABOBILICONS
Release Year:
1982
Preserved Year:
2009
Filmmaker(s)
Daina Krumins

Categories
Experimental

BABY IS TIRED OF LIFE
Release Year:
0
Preserved Year:
2010

A BACHELOR'S SUPPER
Release Year:
1912
Preserved Year:
2007

Partners
Haghefilm

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
Release Year:
1997
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
Scott Stark

BACKGROUND [ORIGINAL VERSION]
Release Year:
1973
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Carmen D'Avino

Categories
Experimental

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Release Year:
1967
Preserved Year:
1998
Filmmaker(s)
Warren Sonbert

Categories
Experimental
Partners
Estate Project for Artists with AIDS

THE BALCONY
Release Year:
1963
Preserved Year:
2010
Filmmaker(s)
Joseph Strick

Categories
Drama
Awards
Cinematography Nominee

THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ
Release Year:
1982
Preserved Year:
2016
Filmmaker(s)
Robert M. Young

Categories
Biographical, Drama, Historical, Western
Partners
National Endowment for the Arts

BALZAC
Release Year:
0
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Jean Vidal

Categories
Documentary
Awards
Short Film (Live Action) Nominee
Partners
Museum of Modern Art / Department of Film and Media

BAMBI MEETS GODZILLA
Release Year:
1969
Preserved Year:
2009
Filmmaker(s)
Marv Newland

BATH
Release Year:
1969
Preserved Year:
2014
Filmmaker(s)
Penelope Spheeris

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
Release Year:
1942
Preserved Year:
2006
Filmmaker(s)
John Ford

Categories
Documentary
Collection
Preserved Film - Academy War Film Collection
Awards
Documentary - Other (1942) Winner, Special Award, Special Award

THE BEARD
Release Year:
1967
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Robert Nelson

Categories
Experimental
Partners
Pacific Film Archive

BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA
Release Year:
1940
Preserved Year:
2002

Categories
Documentary
Partners
Sony Pictures Entertainment (1991- )

BEAVER FEVER
Release Year:
1974
Preserved Year:
2015
Filmmaker(s)
Curt McDowell

Categories
Experimental

BECKET
Release Year:
1964
Preserved Year:
2003
Filmmaker(s)
Peter Glenville

Categories
Drama, Historical
Awards
Actor Leading Role Nominee, Actor Supporting Role Nominee, Actor Supporting Role Nominee, Best Picture Nominee, Cinematography Nominee, Costume Design Nominee, Directing Nominee, Film Editing Nominee, Music (Scoring) Nominee, Sound Nominee, Writing Winner
Partners
Film Foundation, MPI Home Video (1976- )

BERTHA'S CHILDREN
Release Year:
1976
Preserved Year:
2008
Filmmaker(s)
Roberta Friedman, Grahame Weinbren

Categories
Experimental

BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
Release Year:
1949

Categories
Documentary

THE BIG COUNTRY
Release Year:
1958
Preserved Year:
2006
Filmmaker(s)
William Wyler

Categories
Western
Awards
Actor Supporting Role Winner, Music (Scoring) Nominee, Music (Scoring) Nominee
Partners
Film Foundation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

THE BIG HEAT
Release Year:
1953
Preserved Year:
1997
Filmmaker(s)
Fritz Lang

Categories
Crime
Partners
Sony Pictures Entertainment (1991- )

THE BIG SHOW
Release Year:
1926
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
George Terwilliger

Collection
Preserved Film - New Zealand Project
Partners
National Film Preservation Foundation (1997- )

THE BIRDS OF PARADISE
Release Year:
1999
Preserved Year:
2017
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

A BIRTHDAY
Release Year:
0
Preserved Year:
2012

THE BISHOP OF HOLLYWOOD
Release Year:
1924
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
Fred Caldwell

BLACK
Release Year:
1969
Preserved Year:
2015
Filmmaker(s)
Robert Russett

Categories
Experimental

BLACK HULA
Release Year:
1988
Preserved Year:
2010
Filmmaker(s)
Marv Newland

BLACK VISION
Release Year:
1965
Preserved Year:
2005
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

Categories
Experimental

THE BLOOD SHIP
Release Year:
1927
Preserved Year:
2007
Filmmaker(s)
George B. Seitz

Categories
Melodrama
Partners
Sony Pictures Entertainment (1991- )

BLUE MOSES
Release Year:
1962
Preserved Year:
2007
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

Categories
Experimental

BLUE MOVIE
Release Year:
1970
Preserved Year:
2013
Filmmaker(s)
David Rimmer

Categories
Experimental

BLUE VALUE
Release Year:
1996
Preserved Year:
2016
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage

Categories
Experimental

THE BLUES ACCORDIN' TO LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS
Release Year:
1968
Preserved Year:
2002
Filmmaker(s)
Les Blank, Les Blank, Skip Gerson

Categories
Documentary

BOC GING
Release Year:
1969
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Bob Comings, Ben Van Meter

Categories
Experimental

BOLEX PEYOTE BARDO
Release Year:
1965
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Ben Van Meter

Categories
Experimental

BOLTS OF MELODY
Release Year:
1956
Preserved Year:
2007
Filmmaker(s)
Stan Brakhage, Joseph Cornell

Categories
Experimental

BOMBER
Release Year:
1941
Preserved Year:
2002
Filmmaker(s)
Thomas Chalmers

Categories
Documentary
Awards
Documentary Short Nominee

BONDAGE GIRL
Release Year:
1973
Preserved Year:
2009
Filmmaker(s)
Chris Langdon

Categories
Experimental

BONDS MAKE HISTORY
Release Year:
1940
Preserved Year:
2012

BOOK OF DEAD
Release Year:
1978
Preserved Year:
2011
Filmmaker(s)
Victor Faccinto

Categories
Experimental

BOSOM FRIENDS
Release Year:
0
Preserved Year:
2013

Awards
Short Film (Live Action) Nominee
Partners
UCLA Film and Television Archive

BOWL, GARDEN, THEATRE, MARBLE GAME
Release Year:
1970
Preserved Year:
2015
Filmmaker(s)
Suzan Pitt

Categories
Experimental
Partners
Harvard Film Archive

THE BOX
Release Year:
1967
Preserved Year:
2003
Filmmaker(s)
Fred Wolf

Categories
Comedy
Awards
Short Film (Animated) Winner

BOY AND CROWS
Release Year:
1968
Preserved Year:
2016
Filmmaker(s)
Penelope Spheeris

BRAKE FREE
Release Year:
1970
Preserved Year:
2012
Filmmaker(s)
Carson Davidson

BRAVO! / KATHY'S DANCE
Release Year:
1977
Preserved Year:
2005

Categories
Documentary

BRICOLAGE
Release Year:
1984
Preserved Year:
2014
Filmmaker(s)
David Rimmer

Categories
Experimental

BROOKLYN, U.S.A
Release Year:
1947

Awards
Short Film (Live Action) Nominee

BROUGHT TO ACTION!
Release Year:
1944
Preserved Year:
2009

Categories
Documentary
Collection
Preserved Film - Academy War Film Collection

BUILDING MUIR BEACH HOUSE
Release Year:
1961
Preserved Year:
2008
Filmmaker(s)
Gunvor Nelson, Robert Nelson

BUMP CITY
Release Year:
1964
Preserved Year:
2007
Filmmaker(s)
Pat O'Neill

Categories
Experimental
Partners
O'Neill, Pat